Bui these are not the only reason for hamstringing the induction of secularism into the Indian polity, there are other and more potent reasons too. In either case it failed to achieve the intended goal. There needs to arise in Kerala a situation when everyone irrespective of their religion has equal access to all rights and covert operations of pseudo-secular groups should end. Secularism promotes the idea that religion is nothing but a relic of the past. The leaders of the Indian National Congress; Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Nehru and others were deeply committed to the ideal of secularism, though each expressed it in very different manners. They have a feeling that the Congress bats for a few communities, especially minorities. It is in this backdrop that one has to understand, as to why it is only during the last decade and a half that secularism has come under a cloud and the concept of a Hindu Rashtra is being asserted aggressively.
Positive discrimination and reservation system are here to stay. The two terms belong to the medieval era and are hallmark of the fanatics and the crusaders. Religious privilege can act as a proxy for other forms of privilege including class, race or gender. Why should the Hindus be on the defensive? Growth of political and economic power of Minorities leading to growing disparity among Hindus and Christians and Muslims, 3. In the process, the party embarrassed a large section within its own ranks, even as it sent out a confused signal to the minorities while holding an iftaar party after a gap of two years.
Further, Hindutva forces accuse that secularism pampers the Muslims as a vote bank. Atheists have an obvious interest in supporting secularism, but secularism itself does not seek to challenge the tenets of any particular religion or belief, neither does it seek to impose atheism on anyone. Otherwise how one can explain the fear and the qualms of Hindus who-are in brute majority in the country. The secularization process and the accompanying movements of the oppressed increase the insecurity of fundamentalist forces. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. This is the reason that secularism today has come to mean as preservation of religious minorities in their traditional modes.
It is essential that these public services are secular at the point of use, so no-one is disadvantaged or denied access on grounds of religious belief or non-belief. Of the 10,000 rioters, not a single arrest was made. Business to be done — office , chiefly secular the thanthram in temples belongs to brahmans , the kaaryam to armed brahmans km. But such prejudices were not openly aired in public; but now they have not only gained legitimacy, but have also almost become the mainstream opinion. The recent judgement forbidding the use of , caste or creed to seek votes did not come as a surprise. What is the use of tears , paranjenthu kaa.
Hence they show an inclination towards the conservative Hindu identity. All it can be is a goal. Certain castes and communities have had enjoyed the benefits of India's progress while others have not enjoyed their share. I don't care for a crown. This extremist variety of Secularism is in fact the root cause that destroyed secularism in Kerala. Even at this stage, though constitution was secular, the state apparatus: the bureaucracy, the judiciary, the army and the police were infiltrated by communal elements. Thou hast nothing more to do with him.
Fundamentalist groups gained prominence in Kerala in 90s when the Left established links with them to gain their votes. Ironically, a few days after Mr. However, Communist and pseudo-progressive groups are particular not to offend the religious sensibilities of Muslims and to a certain extent Christians and never attack the contradictions in their belief. We should n6t also forget that when we talk of fundamentalism or religious backlash, we are cutting the roots of secularism. The second contradiction arises from the reservation system. In government schools, where majority of children in Kerala once studied, they were brainwashed to feel that Hindu scriptures approved discrimination and the Hindu Past of Kerala was associated with feudal oppression.
We should value democratic, not fascistic, unity. It should have been publicized as such. The result is they are no more enthused in the pseudo-secular narratives. Both the elements are not only the enemy of the Indian polity with religious diversity which incidentally is still the most stable polity in the Third World Countries, but also destroyer of the hard won freedom by the Indians. We should all welcome the judgment. We have tried to impose the choice, an act from which everyone shied. Because the concept comes into play only when the game is on.